Math Is Hard

Especially when you’re a fed idiot. I ran across an article about the Xiden Admin trying to double the budget for offshore power generation. It referenced some numbers that looked odd. Fortunately, it also linked to the White House “FactFake Sheet” that was the source for those numbers.

Establishing a Target of Employing Tens of Thousands of Workers of Offshore Wind by 2030. The Departments of Interior (DOI), Energy (DOE), and Commerce (DOC) are announcing a shared goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind in the United States by 2030, while protecting biodiversity and promoting ocean co-use. Meeting this target will trigger more than $12 billion per year in capital investment in projects on both U.S. coasts, create tens of thousands of good-paying, union jobs, with more than 44,000 workers employed in offshore wind by 2030 and nearly 33,000 additional jobs in communities supported by offshore wind activity. It will also generate enough power to meet the demand of more than 10 million American homes for a year, and avoid 78 million metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Um… 30,000 megawatts is 30,000,000,000 watts. Divide that by 10,000,000 and you get 3,000 watts per home.

3 KW

Try running your whole house on a 3 KW generator. Except your fridge. Or HVAC (remember that’ll be electric because natural gas bad). You’ll probably need to turn out some lights, especially if you want to watch TV. Some in the White House slipped a few decimal points.

No refrigeration… I hope those crickets they expect us to eat are shelf stable.

Oh, and that 30 GW seems to be nameplate capacity, which no wind gennie ever maintained 24/7.


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